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Filling the guts of your Dutch tool chest #4: Plane dividers lattice

1 day ago by Brad | 2 comments »

Fixtures really make this chest an excellent storage space. And since I intend to travel with my chest, I want it to travel well. By “well” I mean that I don’t want tools to be damaged in transit. As is, the virgin top space doesn’t meet that standard. So to ensure that things stay put during the rigors of a “Florida or Bust” road trip I created a number of fixtures. Top-section Fixture: plane dividers latticeOne of the reasons that my fixture layout worked out so well was because I...

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Craftsy woodworking blog posts #8: Tage Frid three-legged stool -- cutting holes for the legs

1 day ago by Furnitude | 0 comments »

My recent post on Craftsy: By the way, at the end of the post you’ll find a free class offer from Craftsy for a finishing class. I found it really impressive. Let me know what you think.

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Marking Gauge #1: have finally started

1 day ago by harum | 0 comments »

I had been saving a nice Honduran rosewood cut-off for a while before the last weekend. I wanted to make a marking gauge and thought rosewood was a good wood for it: dense and oily. A few gauges seen at LJ and in several ww magazines were an inspiration. The planned dimensions: fence—2-7/8” × 4-1/2” × 7/8”, beam—3/4” × 1” × 9-1/2”. Cut the beam and fence parts; got a 1/8” × 1” brass bar for wear strips from a recycled construc...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1366: New Ornaments Completed

2 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I had another busy day yesterday. I had to take my kitty Coco to the vet yesterday to get a little bump on her paw checked out. Fortunately, it turned out to be nothing and she is fine. I was kind of worried that she would have to go through surgery or something like that to get it removed, but the vet said it wasn't a concern.  I am sure Coco was happy as well, but she still wasn't thrilled with the ride to the vet and back (about 45 minutes each way). She was just thrilled to b...

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Why buy it when you can make it! #8: First turning project - Cherry Pepper Mill

2 days ago by paxorion | 1 comment »

A few years ago (before we were married), my wife bought me a monstrously huge pepper mill (I think it was about 3 feet long). It was awesome, except for the fact that it was a pain to use and had formed a fairly substantial crack over the years. Fate would have it that my daughter developed a huge love for dismantling it (apple doesn’t fall far from the tree), and lost several key pieces of the grind mechanism. After a painful hunt, we decided to give up on that mill and consider bu...

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A slight variation on Shipwright hinges

2 days ago by BobAnderton | 3 comments »

Shipwright showed how to make these cool integral wooden hinges for a box in this tutorial. http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/23989 I liked them a lot but it required planning ahead and cutting the hinge features in the back of the box before assembly. I wanted to be able to assemble a box and cut the lid off with the tablesaw and have the choice of making an integral hinge or using brass hinges later so I developed this slight variation. An example of the finished hinge is this pro...

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Tool Tip #11: Liquid Hide Glue expired no good? Pt 1

2 days ago by robscastle | 6 comments »

Earlier in 2014 I was working with Liquid hide glue, and had a container on the shelf, upon checking it there was a shelf life expiry date 20/2010 so I went and bought another. I did some tests on both at the time, pre May 2014 and I did not see any discernable differences in the expired glue and the fresh batch I had just bought, so both went on the shelf. There they stayed until today, I was readings Stefangs blog on his home made LHG. He conducted some strength destruction tests o...

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Caduceus Hunting #2: Day 1- Wild Rough Caduceus/ part 2

2 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

I went to the woods near the Jordan Creek, Allentown PA, an hunted for some Caduceus for carving, I found Project #666, and found the piece of wood in the photograph (end/ bottom)

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Caduceus Hunting #1: Day 1- Wild Rough Caduceus/ part 1

2 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

I went to the woods near the Jordan Creek, Allentown PA, an hunted for some Caduceus for carving, I found Project #666, and found the piece of wood in the photograph (tip/ top)

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Filling the guts of your Dutch tool chest #3: Lid panel saw fixtures

3 days ago by Brad | 4 comments »

I created two fixtures similar to Christopher Schwarz in order to dock two panel saws (rip and XC) to the inside lid surface. After trial and error, I came up with these fixture dimensions: The rip saw’s handle faces to the left while the XC saw’s handle is located to the right-hand side of the lid. When the lid is open, the teeth face upward. Since each saw is wider toward the handle than the toe, the groove to house this portion of them is longer. I laid the saws one over another and...

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